Meatloaf Recipe, wrong Hare with Egg Filling German Style

False hare or meat loaf recipe picture with sauce and mashed potatoes
Meatloaf recipe picture. This fake bunny tastes great with mashed potatoes and sauce.

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Today I’ll show you my recipe for Meatloaf. Do you know “false hare”? The “wrong rabbit” is no rabbit at all. It is the name for a meat loaf with or without egg inside. The following recipe comes from the kitchen of my dear mum and is a component of the traditional German kitchen. It is suspected that the name “Falscher Hase” was given by the form of roasting in Germany. Likewise it is to be also because of the fact that the wrong hare was prepared in the same roaster, like the genuine hare bridge from the oven. In Austria, however, this meat loaf with egg has a different name: Stefanie roast. The following instructions contain many step-by-step photos for the preparation of meat loafs. I also show you a great variation of the meat loaf sauce and wish you good luck and a good appetite!

1. Meatloaf Shoppinglist

Meat loaf belongs to these wonderful, simple dishes and the list of ingredients is relatively short… Preferably freshly prepared minced meat. Always process the minced meat within 24 hours.
Meatloaf, the wrong bunny comes out of the oven browned.
Browned meatloaf from the oven
Browned meat loaf fresh from the oven, as cooking time 45-50 minutes at a temperature of 170-190°C have proven themselves. Meat loaf is best cooked in the oven, not in the pot!

2. Meatloaf Classic Recipe

The meat loaf is prepared in Europe and in Germany from Munich to Flensburg in different variants. In the overview the recipes are however very similar and differ only in few ingredients… For special holidays I like to prepare a thin, long meat loaf of veal and fill the veal meat loaf with quail egg.
Meatloaf with egg, sauce and mashed potatoes on a blue plate.
Our goal is a fine meatloaf with egg, a great meatloaf sauce, as a side dish I have prepared a mashed potato.
Our goal is a fine meat loaf with egg, a great meat loaf sauce, as a side dish I show you a homemade mashed potatoes.

3. Meat Loaf Side Dishes

The following side dishes go well with the meat loaf…
Meatloaf, the wrong hare, Stefaniebraten
The minced veal roast stuffed with quail egg is a gourmet variation for special days.
Meatloaf in strudel pastry recipe picture.
Meatloaf in strudel dough, I'll show you this recipe elsewhere. Strudel meatloaf tastes delicious and is easy to do.
Meatloaf in strudel dough, I’ll show you this recipe elsewhere. Strudel-roast meat loaf tastes delicious and simply succeeds.

4. Simple meat loaf and grandma’s meat loaf

The meat loaf is a traditional, simple, German dish. I prepare the simple meat loaf sometimes also without egg filling. This goes a bit faster!
Meatloaf served
Wrong rabbit without filling, served with potatoes and caper sauce.
False hare without filling served with potatoes and caper sauce. © Food Photographer Thomas Sixt Refine the minced meat mass additionally with herbs: try thyme, parsley, lovage, dill, marjoram or oregano. You can use fresh and finely chopped herbs or dried herbs.
Note for the perfect granny meat loaf the oven temperature: 170°C-190°C is a good temperature range to prepare meat loaf.
Pay attention to the proportion of ingredients:
Avoid breadcrumbs, breadcrumbs make the meat loaf very firm.
Meatloaf minced meat mixture in a bowl.
The juicy meatloaf mixture is well mixed and prepared without breadcrumbs. Note the proportions for a delicious meatloaf.
The juicy meat loaf mass well mixed and prepared without breadcrumbs. Note the proportions for a delicious meat loaf.

5. Recipe Meatloaf

Below you will find a step by step recipe with many photos and tips for preparing the meatloaf sauce, which I recommend as a basis a purchased or homemade veal stock. Good luck!

Recipe of classic meatloaf "false hare"

Preparing meat loaf as a false rabbit, step by step instructions for classic meat loaf with many tips from Oma´s kitchen.

Servings 2 Portions
Calories 1596
Total Time 65 Min.
Meatloaf recipe to prepare safely, step by step guide with many photos for Meatloaf classic and “false hare”. Prepare perfect meat loaf sauce, mashed potatoes as a side dish. Get many tips for cooking yourself!

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False hare or meat loaf recipe picture with sauce and mashed potatoes
Meatloaf recipe picture. This fake bunny tastes great with mashed potatoes and sauce.

Preparation Time

20 Min.

Cook Time

45 Min.


Meatloaf Ingredients

3 pc eggs (For hard cooking as filling)
500 g minced meat (mixed half beef, half pork)
1 pc onions (large or 2 small onions)
1 pc clove of garlic
1 tsp Sunflower oil (For sautéing onion and garlic)
1 bunch Parsley
2 pc bread rolls (Bread rolls diced)
75-100 ml Milk
2 pc eggs (For the minced meat mass)
1 tbs mustard (I prefer to use Dijon mustard)
1/2 tsp Salt
8 pinches Pepper
some Sunflower oil (to brush on the roaster!)

Mashed Potatoes ingredients

500 g Potatoes (floury potatoes)
600 ml Vegetable broth
6 pinches Salt
6 pinches Pepper
6 pinches nutmeg
100-150 ml Cream (or milk)
25 g butter

Sauce for Meatloaf

1 pc Soup vegetables
1 tsp Sunflower oil
1 tbs tomato puree
300 ml veal stock
300 ml red wine
1 pc Potatoes (grate finely to thicken the sauce!)
40 g butter
5 pinches Salt
5 pinches Pepper
4 pinches Sugar


some majoram (or parsley)


Meatloaf Prepare

Ingredients for fake rabbit and meatloaf
Meatloaf Ingredients at a glance Prepare ingredients for the wrong hare.

Place the ingredients for the meat loaf in the kitchen. Preheat the oven to 200°C hot air.

Freshly boiled, hard eggs prepared as a filling for the wrong bunny.
Boiled eggs for meatloaf and fake bunny.

Cook the eggs for the meat loaf filling for 12 minutes, cool in cold water and peel.

Finely dice onions and garlic, finely chop parsley. Prepare the first step in the meatloaf.
Finely chop the garlic, onion and parsley for the meatloaf.

Finely dice the peeled onions and garlic, finely chop the parsley.

Rolls soaked in milk for the meatloaf.
Soaked rolls for meatloaf.

Cut the rolls into cubes and pour over the boiling milk.

Sauté the onion cubes and garlic cubes for the minced meat mixture.
Onion and garlic finely diced while sweating in a saucepan.

Sweat the onion and garlic cubes in a colourless pan for 3-4 minutes with a little sunflower oil and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Minced meat mixture prepared for meat loaf in a bowl.
Minced meat with egg, parsley and mustard in a bowl.

Place the minced meat, parsley, salt, pepper and mustard in a bowl.

Meatloaf dough or meatloaf mass for the wrong hare.
Meatloaf mass or meatloaf batter in a bowl.

Add the squeezed out bread cubes to the minced meat.

Minced meat mass for the wrong rabbit and meat loaf.
Mix well the minced meat mixture for the meat loaf.

Mix the minced meat mixture with your hands.

Meatloaf minced meat mixture in a bowl.
The juicy meatloaf mixture is well mixed and prepared without breadcrumbs. Note the proportions for a delicious meatloaf.

Mix the meat mixture for meat loaf well and season again with salt and pepper.

Fill the meatloaf with hard-boiled egg.
Place hard-boiled eggs in the prepared meatloaf mixture.

Place the hard-boiled eggs in the middle of the mixture, prepare an oiled roaster.

Eggs when packing in the meatloaf.
Filling the meat loaf: Seal the minced meat mixture over the eggs.

Seal the meat loaf mass over the eggs.

Shaped meatloaf, raw rabbit in a roasting pan.
Meatloaf shaped in a gölten roaster.

Form a long loaf with moistened hands and place the meat loaf in the oiled roaster. Smooth out the meat loaf again. Slide the meat loaf into the oven on the middle rail and cook for approx. 45 minutes at 170-190°C.

Prepare Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes for mashed potatoes in a saucepan.
Prepare potatoes for mashed potatoes and cook in broth.

Prepare the mashed potatoes, please use a floury cooking variety. Wash and peel the potatoes and place them in a pot, cut into slices. Cover with broth or salt water and cook until soft.

Process fresh, boiled potatoes into puree.
Mix the boiled potatoes with the mixer, milk, butter and cream to puree.

Pour off the softly cooked potatoes, let steam off at the stove, crush quickly with a mixer, add milk, cream and butter and prepare a creamy mashed potato. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg and keep warm for serving.

Tipp: Wenn Dir das Püree in der Farbe zu weiß erscheint, kannst du das Püree mit etwas Kurkuma gelb färben.

Prepare meat loaf sauce

Roasted vegetables for meatloaf sauce.
Vegetables for meatloaf sauce: onions, carrots, mushrooms and parsley root finely diced in a saucepan.

Cut onions, carrots, celery and parsley root as well as mushrooms into small cubes and place in a pot/high pan.

Roasted vegetables for meatloaf sauce.
Prepare the sauce for the meat loaf: Roast the vegetables.

Roast the vegetables with a little sunflower oil, then add the tomato paste.

Prepare meatloaf sauce: Roast vegetables with tomato paste.
Roast the tomato paste and vegetables to create a nice color.

Roast the tomato paste with the vegetables for 2-3 minutes, changing colour to brown-red. This process is important as the roasting substances for the taste and a brownish colour develop.

Deglaze the meatloaf sauce with red wine and veal stock.
Meatloaf sauce with red wine and veal stock, butter and potato finely grated to thicken.

Deglaze the roasted vegetables with red wine and veal stock and bring to the boil. Prepare butter and finely grated potatoes to bind the sauce. Bring the sauce to the boil.

Thicken the sauce for the meatloaf with butter and finely grated potatoes.
Thicken meatloaf sauce.

Add finely grated potatoes and cold butter to the sauce and mix well. Cook the sauce for 10-15 minutes.

Pass the prepared sauce through a fine sieve. Professional chefs call this happen.
Pass the meatloaf sauce.

Pass the sauce through a fine sieve and bring to the boil. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

Arrange Meatloaf

Meatloaf, the wrong bunny comes out of the oven browned.
Browned meatloaf fresh from the oven, a cooking time of 45-50 minutes at a temperature of 170-190 ° C has proven itself. Meatloaf works best in the oven, not in the pot!

Take the meat loaf out of the oven.

Wrong rabbit filled with egg, this meatloaf tastes delicious!
Meatloaf with egg cut open, at the latest now you will recognize that it is a wrong rabbit.

Cut the meat loaf into slices with a moistened knife.

Meatloaf aka the wrong hare served on a plate with sauce and mashed potatoes.
Serve the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and sauce.

Arrange the meat loaf slices on hot plates. Add the reheated mashed potatoes. Bring the meat loaf sauce to the boil, mix and nappe. Serve meat loaf filled with egg alias wrong hare quickly and enjoy. Enjoy your meal!

6. Calorie Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes

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